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by Adrienne Tait One of the notable things about our long You may have noticed the commendable Rob Merrifield
winter is the pristine white carpet of snow From the efforts of many individuals, clubs, schools, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
nature provides that quickly sweeps Publisher’s Desk and companies out with garbage bags in
everything underneath it. Dana McArthur tow. But that doesn't mean it's all going to
Problems go out of sight and out of mind. It get cleaned up by a few good-natured Alberta organ and tissue

Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes is the great equalizer as properties are painted citizens. donation –registry agent launch
Getting the community cleaned up and
with the same frosty brush. And by morning
pretty much everything looks the same. “Businesses on 2nd, 4th Avenues, and 50th ready is a shared responsibility and there is
Robin Campbell, MLA Until spring that is. Street will see a lot of exposure this summer,” still more work to do. “Things are coming Rob
West Yellowhead That's when the carpet is lifted, the said community services director Jim together slowly, but appearances still need to
accumulation of litter is exposed, problems are Desautels. Many local businesses have be worked on to represent a good image for Merrifield Man in the
Federal Gas Tax Fund revealed, and the weeds come back with a already joined the effort. the town,” said Desautels.
brings $18.7M to Yellowhead Tip vengeance. Granted, weeds have certainly become more It doesn't take much for most of us to bend Member of Parliament for Yellowhead Red Hat
Unpaid leave to Spring is cleanup time –or it's supposed to of a challenge with the weed-and-feed style down, scoop up any litter that crosses our by Craig McArthur
THE WEEKLY The economic success of Canada and of Yellowhead depends greatly on the of be. product restrictions. But spot treatment, paths and throw it in a nearby garbage can.
care for seriously
ANCHOR strength of our communities. Projects benefit residents, families, businesses the Hat As part of the preparations for the Tour of cutting, and some old-fashioned pulling can If everyone picked up one piece of litter it
ill relative
Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years and visitors alike while generating economic growth and creating jobs. Jim Alberta the town is asking residents and do wonders. would add up to thousands in no time.
Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead is pleased to finalize what the Building Canada Plan businesses to do what they can to beautify the And whether litter was left behind by Just think of how fast everything would get Rob
2014 Federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) has done for his riding. area, from litter cleanup, weeding and grass individuals too rushed to find a bin or the done if each of us puts in a little effort to
cutting, hedge trimming, to building wind swept it up, it's an eyesore in the clean up beginning today. Merrifield
“The Federal Gas Tax Fund provides predictable, long-term funding to help beatification. community and it needs to be cleaned up. It's all about showing the world Edson Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Canadian municipalities build and takes pride in its community.
revitalize Rob public infrastructure while
creating jobs and long-term prosperity. Letter to the Editor:
E a c h Merrifield year, the Federal Gas Tax Fund Federal Gas Tax Fund brings $18.7M to Yellowhead
provides Member of Parliament for Yellowhead $2 billion to provinces and
territories and is making a difference in The economic success of Canada and of Yellowhead
“In 2014 alone, Yellowhead received a total of
communities across Canada. depends greatly on the strength of our communities. $18.7M (21 projects completed and 19 in process).
Letter to the Editor:
“The Fund was originally designed to provide only $5 billion in funding over the Projects benefit residents, families, businesses and Jim Eglinski The GTF supports local infrastructure that touches 2015 Canada Day
visitors alike while generating economic growth and
our lives every day by building
course of five years. However, our Government understood the importance of creating jobs. Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for MP Yellowhead stronger communities and safer and more
the program and extended it, doubled it from $1 billion to $2 billion annually, Yellowhead is pleased to finalize what the 2014 prosperous cities. By modernizing and developing Our actions do count
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and legislated it as a permanent source of federal infrastructure funding for Federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) has done for his riding. our infrastructure, we are creating jobs and Challenge
municipalities and communities,” said MP Eglinski. “The Federal Gas Tax Fund provides predictable, opportunities.
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
long-term funding to help Canadian municipalities meet their particular infrastructure priorities. The “Our Government fully understands that for our K
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Beginning in 2014, the renewed Federal Gas Tax Fund has been build and revitalize public infrastructure while new, expanded categories of the Federal Gas Tax Fund cities and communities to prosper and flourish, no K
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
indexed at two percent per year, which means that it will grow by $1.8 creating jobs and long-term prosperity. Each year, the include: drinking water; wastewater; solid waste; one order of government can act alone. To succeed, by GEORGE VANDERBURG by GEORGE VANDERBURG THE WEEKLY
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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billion between 2014 and 2024. We have doubled the number of Views & News Federal Gas Tax Fund provides $2 billion to provinces public transit; local roads and bridges; community we must build strong, constructive partnerships. We MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
and territories and is making a difference in
energy systems; capacity building; disaster
eligible investment categories, allowing communities to apply their communities across Canada. mitigation; broadband connectivity; highways; short- are building a better Canada for future generations,” ANCHOR
The end of
Gas Tax funding to a wider variety of projects to meet their particular by Deanna Mitchener “The Fund was originally designed to provide only line rail; short-sea shipping; brownfield concluded MP Eglinski. Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years
infrastructure priorities. The new, expanded categories of the Federal $5 billion in funding over the course of five years. redevelopment; regional and local airports; and
Gas Tax Fund include: drinking water; wastewater; solid waste; public However, our Government understood the importance projects supporting culture, tourism, sport and Letter to the Editor:
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